Date(s) - 18/09/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Church Center for the United Nations


JLI Ending Violence Against Children Learning Hub Launch

Sept 18 at 12:30-1:30pm ET (WCC Church Center at the United Nations

10th floor conference room

Lunch served at 12pm

Hosted by the JLI Ending Violence Against Children Learning Hub with co-chair organizations: Arigatou International and World Vision International

(co-chair organizations have committed a limited sum of money towards lunch)


1-Discuss Roles of faith communities and actors in  Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC); 2-Introduce JLI EVAC hub and its evidence value-add; 3-Generate interest and invite to in-person JLI EVAC hub meeting later in the week (to review/define key research themes and scoping study).


Agenda starting at 12:30pm

Time Item Speaker Objective
12:30 Welcome & Launch Meeting Objective  Adam Taylor (MI)

JLI Coordinator, Jean Duff

Welcome & Introduce JLI and Learning hubs 
12:40 Faith and EVAC JLI EVAC Core Members:

1-Gerry Dyer  representing the Global Partnership on VAC)

2-Rabbi Diana Gerson

Importance of faith actors’ activities and contributions with regards to EVAC
12:50 An evidence-based approach to Faith and EVAC in policy and practice: JLI EVAC Hub JLI EVAC Hub

World Vision International- Christo Greyling

Arigatou International- Rebeca Rios-Kohn

EVAC Hub Purpose and Need- What do we know? What do we need to know?

Faith Communities and ending violence against children

MI support and collaboration

1:05 JLI EVAC Hub details Rebeca Rios-Kohn and JLI- Stacy Nam  Hub’s key research themes & timelineInvite to & share purpose of JLI EVAC Member hub meeting:

1:10 Q&A and Closing Rebeca Rios-Kohn


For more information about the JLI Ending Violence Against Children Hub or rsvp to [email protected] to join the 9-19 member working meeting


High-level forum on “Protecting Children at Risk within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals”

September 18 at 2-4pm ET (2nd floor conference room)

Objectives of the Forum

1) Generate a shared understanding around the protection of children at risk of violence, abuse, premature death, stunting, etc. in the context and framework of the SDGs

2) Identify faith-inspired pathways to scale up protection for children at risk, working in collaboration with the UN, World Bank and other development actors

3) Provide a forum where participants can share experiences, explore synergies, collaborations, programming, and follow up actions

4) Strengthen the evidence base for FBO activity and contributions to protection of children at risk and plan to communicate it to policy makers and practitioners

See Protecting Children at Risk Concept Note

Agenda & speakers to follow soon

Please rsvp to Tehreem at [email protected]